Shetland's essential boat trip
MIDSUMMER ON MOUSA

Midsummer on Mousa is a special time, and for a few evenings only in June (17th, 22nd, 24th, 26th) we operate a guided island walk together with a storm petrel dusk trip. This gives a unique opportunity to experience in one visit what makes Mousa a special place at this time of year on Shetland. Leaving from Sandsayre pier at 9pm, visitors are in the company of a specialist guide who will add greatly to the pleasure of the visit with their knowledge of the nature and history of this charming isle. Go to “Other Trips” page or tel +44(0)7901 872339 to make a booking. Fares Adult £35.00 Children (5-16 years) £10.00

The journey begins at the historic Sandsayre pier, where the old boatshed, complete with a former ‘flit’ boat, has been developed into a fascinating interpretive centre to provide an insight into the life and times of the local area. Sail over to Mousa for a fascinating and memorable trip on the island - most famously the Mousa Broch, but the island is a RSPB Nature Reserve and home to many breeding wildlife, colonies of seals and birds - there is so much to see and do on Mousa Island.

This trip operates daily (except Saturday) from April to end-September and booking is not required for the daily Mousa Island Trip. Sailings are all dependent on weather, and the season could close early because of weather conditions.

Please don’t leave your trip to the last day of your visit to Shetland though, as all sailings are weather dependant. You can check your sailing is operating two hours before departure by checking the Sailing Information Updates on this website. All sailings depart from Sandsayre pier, Sandwick unless otherwise advised.

Timetable and Fares

Daytime Sailing timetable
Operates from April to end-September
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & FridayDepart 11:30hrsReturn 14:30hrs
Saturday No day time sailing
SundayDepart 13:30hrsReturn 16:30hrs
Daytime Sailing fares
Adult£16.00
Children (5-16 years)£7.00

Payment is made in Sandwick before departure to Mousa. Please note we are sorry but we don’t take card payments.

Other Mousa Trips

Besides the scheduled day-time crossing and Storm Petrel dusk trips, we operate short cruises during the summer months around the local waters. These trips, lasting approximately one hour give the visitor an opportunity to experience the nature and history of the area, as well as splendid views of the famous broch. A cruise may be of interest to less able visitors as well as those who simply want to enjoy a relaxing and informative excursion. For announcement of the cruises please check our Sailing Information Updates near the top of the page.